Beryl Hobson appointed as new NCT Chair

Released on: 06 August 2013

The UK’s largest charity for parents, NCT, has announced the appointment of Beryl Hobson as Chair to the board.

As founder and CEO of the consultancy practice, Professional Governance Services Ltd, Beryl has extensive experience in working with boards to maximise their effectiveness.  Her leadership of the NCT board will help the charity to meet the ambitious targets it has set for 2020, including the implementation of new support services and new strategic partnerships to extend NCT’s reach to every parent in the UK.

During the course of her career Beryl has worked across the charity and commercial sectors including senior roles within the Charity Commission, Cassidy Davis Insurance Group and Royal Insurance. Beryl’s experience as Chair of the Sussex Downs and Weald Primary Care Trust will provide important insight to NCT as it extends provision of parental support through the NHS. This will be a crucial step in relieving the pressure on current services and extending NCT’s reach among low income families.

Beryl Hobson, Chair, NCT said:

“I am thrilled to be joining this pioneering charity.  Over the last five years NCT has enjoyed an impressive period of growth and its future goals are no less ambitious with challenging targets to expand its support across parents’ first 1,000 days and develop new initiatives to help parents on low incomes.

“Of all the roles I have undertaken parenting has been the most daunting, and I was grateful for the support I received from NCT when my children were born.  Every child deserves a good start in life but this can only happen if parents have the right support. I am looking forward to working with an organisation that is so well placed to make this a reality for every parent across the UK."

Belinda Phipps, CEO, NCT said:

“I am delighted that Beryl has accepted the role as Chair. Her wealth of experience and strong leadership will be invaluable in helping NCT to expand the support we offer and ensure that we are continuously evolving to meet the varied needs of parents across the UK.”